COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead for a derelict Rastrick mill complex to be demolished to make way for 87 homes.
Calderdale Council's planning committee decided they would allow the scheme at Spout Hill Mills on New Hey Road, once a legal agreement has been signed by Britannia Developments.
The agreement involves providing a certain amount of affordable housing, appointing a management company to maintain an area of public land and paying the council £50,000 for the upkeep of other land around the site.
Britannia plan to put 37 terraced and semi-detached houses and 50 flats on the site, which has been unused since it was ravaged by fire in July 2001.
The blaze started in a derelict area of the mill but spread to the Vogue Carpets factory and was stopped by firefighters just before it reached Grosvenor Chemical works on the site.
As part of the development, Britannia plans to widen the junction of Spout Hill and New Hey Road.
The developers will also create two parking spaces for each house and one for each flat.
Parking areas will also be created for residents of a nearby terrace, Mount Pleasant.
Just two objections were raised by residents about the plans - concerning loss of greenery, fears about the impact on bats living in the area and worries over increased congestion on local roads.